CUC Newsletter – September 19, 2021

Colossians 2:6-7, ESV “Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.”


Sunday, September 19, 2021

Will We Really Be Raised From the Dead?

We are always happy to have Mark Goodwin as our speaker who will present our lesson this week. His lesson title is: “Will We Really Be Raised From the Dead?”

His scripture will be: 1 Corinthians 15:35-44.

Note: Remember we are now beginning our CUC class promptly at 9:45


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, September 12

Members 62

Visitors 3

Zoom 14

Total 79

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. It is good to be together again face to face, but we still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home!


RUMC Name tags

Please sign the list at the “Membership” table in the back of the room or contact Gale Davis if you need a MAGNETIC NAME TAG.


New CUC member

Please welcome new member Terry G. Martin, who married Barbara S. Zellner on August 28th in Fayetteville, GA. Our newest newlyweds!! Congratulations!


Malone Dodson Golf Tournament Support

The CUC Class voted to give additional support for the Malone Dodson Golf Tournament, which supports the RUMC Foundation, with a donation of $1,000 for the Hole –In-One.


CUC Christmas Party

84 people have signed up for the Christmas Party! It should be a great party! Please plan to pay before November 4.


  • Dick Anthony – Recovering at the home of Laverne Lamb with full-time caregivers
  • Margie Avery – at home with caregivers and requiring continuing transportation for daily treatment. Needing prayer for relief of extreme pain. She appreciates phone calls.
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain
  • Malone Dodson is at Salude Rehab Center. Please pray for his continued recovery. Please send cards to help him feel support from family and friends. The address is Malone Dodson, Salude, 601 Northolt Parkway, Suwanee, GA 30024, Room 209.
  • Bob Hamilton – having hernia surgery on Monday, the 20th.
  • Rose Lappe – Please pray bone biopsy done on September 14 shows improvement enough so that if her doctors call for hip replacement it may be done successfully.
  • Marlene MacLeod – For relief of continuing pain and healing of multiple fractured ribs
  • Marianna Brown’s family having had several recent unexpected deaths.
  • Cecelia Moore’s niece who has been diagnosed with breast cancer
  • Bob Morisey’s daughter, Sandy Clack. Her mammogram, a biopsy, and other tests confirmed there is cancer present. She is scheduled for surgery on Thursday September 23rd. Bob would appreciate everyone’s prayer for successful treatment.

On a happier note:

  • Donna & Vince Grosse would appreciate everyone’s prayers for Vince’s 83 year old brother, Vernon, and his new bride, Barbara. High school classmates, they were married last Sunday. They were reintroduced three years ago and began seeing each other more frequently, leading up to their surprise wedding!!

Continuing Prayers

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Earnie Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • Betty Smith at Merrill Gardens, Rt 92 in Woodstock
  • Edna Smith at the Mansions, Alpharetta
  • Stan Thomason – He enjoys hearing from CUC friends
  • Vince and Donna Grosse thank you for your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts whose pancreatic cancer is currently “asleep” and the doctors project that it will “wake up” in nine months. The doctors are currently evaluating the spots on her lungs. She greatly appreciates our continued prayers, because she knows they are working!

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people.

Thanksgivings

  • Susan Emmons – Please thank the class for their prayers and very thoughtful card. It was much appreciated. My blood pressure is now stable with new medication. Thank you all so much. You are all in my prayers as well.
  • Virginia Hardy – Please know how thankful I am for CUC prayer warriors. My daughter Heather is out of hospital and off oxygen. She is improving every day. I am very grateful to all of you.

Birthdays

  • Janet Thomas—Sept 19
  • John Sharp—Sept 19
  • Jim Ehlers—Sept 22
  • Wilfred Boayue—Sept 23
  • Beth Hamilton – Sept 24

Anniversaries

  • Beverly & Doug Tatom – Sept 19, 1998 – Roswell, GA -23 years

Neighborhood Care Groups

Don’t forget to make a call this week to someone in your CUC Neighborhood Care Group!


Info from Rusty Gordon
Here is the information Rusty sent that he referred to last Sunday.

Commitments to Make:

  • I will walk with Jesus every day.
  • I will be grateful and live every day to the fullest.
  • I will bless my family with words, pictures and videos.
  • I will invest in “MY Guys” for their good and God’s Glory — not mine.
  • I will not give up and “Run out the clock.”
  • I will let people love on me.

The books he mentioned are:

  • Radical Wisdom by Regi Campbell. An excellent devotional for adult males that are building families or intend to.
  • About My Father’s Business by Regi Campbell Another excellent book by Regi that lays out an intentional path for praying and sharing Jesus’ life changing message with the people He is putting in your life.
  • No Man is an Island by Thomas Merton My mother’s favorite book which is a deep read similar to CS Lewis’ Mere Christianity or more closely to AW Tozier’s Pursuit of God. The best read ever on pursuing the heart of God.
  • Die with Zero by Bill Perkins A book written by a Christian billionaire that is not necessarily a Christian book but will help you look at your legacy and next life planning from a different and potentially more biblical view.

RUMC’s Hospitality Ministry.

Cart Drivers and Greeters are needed for RUMC’s hospitality ministry. Twelve people are needed each Sunday for just 20 minute shifts. If you are interested contact Sandy Griffin.


From Jacob Crane

Our Wednesday Supper in Fellowship Hall is off to a bit of a slow start, so please spread the word that we are back open for Service on Wednesday evenings starting at 4:30 and serving until 6:45 pm. We would love to feed more families and have the option to order ahead for pick up if you are not comfortable dining in.

Dinner includes a full hot meal, featured salad bar, soup of the day, desserts, beverages, and plenty of FELLOWSHIP! This Wednesday’s menu is: Beef Bourguignon, Wild Rice Pilaf, Green Beans w/Sauteed Onions and Bell Peppers, Buttered Yeast Rolls, Chicken Soup, Featured Salad Bar, Vanilla Pudding Cake w/ Maple Ice Cream. $8.00. Salad Bar Only: $5.00.

The RUMC Hospitality team will also continue to offer meals for pick-up every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM. at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. All meals are just $5.00. (We were able to Serve over 315 Hot meals this week along with over 150 frozen meals!)

Take Home Menu this next week

  • Tuesday: Chicken Pot Pie, Pickled Vegetable Salad, Buttered Yeast Roll.
  • Thursday: Beef Stroganoff, Roasted Vegetable Medley, Buttered Yeast Roll.

Frozen Meals while they last:

  1. Braised Pork and cabbage Teriyaki Stir-Fried Noodles
  2. Brisket Fried Rice
  3. Ham and Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
  4. Caribbean Pork Loin w/ Rice Pilaf
  5. Pineapple Glazed Ham w/ Sweet Potato casserole
  6. Sliced Roast Beef w/ Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Support the RUMC Foundation!

PAR-TEE NIGHT OUT GET YOUR TICKETS! For Friday, October 8, 2021 at a Private Residence in Roswell, GA. It’s The First Annual Par-Tee Night Out! Play golf? Don’t play? Either way, do you enjoy a good party? Get your preppiest attire and join us for fine food, drinks, and some spacious socializing! Held annually in an astonishing home, the hospitality is like no other.

EAGLE HUNTERS AUCTION

The Auction kicks off on October 1st and will be adding great items and experiences every day until the day of the Golf Tournament. The virtual auction will close on 10/11/21 at 6pm. ITEMS NEEDED: Got a vacation rental? Donate 3-7 days. Got art, wine, or other auction-able item? Contact ehamilton@rumc.com or call 404-277-8365

MALONE DODSON GOLF TOURNAMENT

If you aren’t attending the CUC Retreat consider attending or volunteering at Woodmont Golf Club, Canton, GA Monday, October 11. It’s the 24th Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament! This event has been the highlight of the year since 1991! Honoring our former pastor, Dr. Malone Dodson, and appreciating our current pastor, Dr. Tom Davis, the day is filled with lots of golf, food, fun, and games.

Go to RUMC.org/event to learn more about these 3 events or to donate to the auction


Support for Our Missions:

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses! Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile. Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.


CUC President’s Message

It was the servant spirit of Mary that led God to select her to be the mother of Jesus. She was simple. She said, “I am the Lord’s servant, and I am willing to do whatever he wants… Let this happen to me as you say!” (Luke 1:38 CLB).

When God wants to bring Christ into the world, he looks for servants: no diploma, specific bloodline, prestigious birthplace, or fat bank account required. Let all unassuming people of the world be reminded: God can use you. This is how happiness happens.

Excerpted from Max Lucado

Sandy Martin


  • October 8- RUMC Foundation Par-Tee Night Out
  • Oct 11- Malone Dodson Golf Tournament
  • October 10,11,12- CUC Retreat at Hiawasee
  • December 7 – CUC Christmas Party


CUC Newsletter – September 3, 2021

Romans 12:11 (CLB) Never be lazy in your work, but serve the Lord enthusiastically.


Sunday, September 5, 2021

God in the Public Square

Our own Roger Davis has volunteered to bring our Labor Day weekend lesson. The title of the lesson is “God in the Public Square”. His scriptures are:

“So they called the apostles back in and told them never again to speak or teach about Jesus. But Peter and John replied, “Do you think God wants us to obey you rather than him? We cannot stop telling about the wonderful things we have seen and heard.” Acts 4:18-20 and “Obey the government, for God is the one who put it there. All governments have been placed in power by God.” Romans 13:1

Note: Remember we are now beginning our CUC class promptly at 9:45 rather than 10:00 and end at 10:45 in order to give us more time to get to the 11:15 church worship in the sanctuary.


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, August 22

Members   71
Visitors   2
Speakers   1
Zoom      19
Total     93

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. It is good to be together again face to face, but thank goodness for Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home!


Attendance Register for CUC Class

We are now signing an attendance sheet passed in class. If you are attending by Zoom be sure that you register your attendance to show participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. Go online to: http://www.rumc.com/connect-card to register

Welcome Our Newest CUC Member!

Ron Smith has officially joined CUC after just a couple of visits


  • Dick Anthony – Discharged from the hospital. Recovering at the home of Laverne Lamb with full-time caregivers
  • Margie Avery – discharged from hospital to home with caregivers and requiring continuing transportation for daily treatment. Needing prayer and appreciating phone calls.
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain
  • Malone Dodson – Hospitalised with symptoms of recurring stroke
  • Rose Lappe – Please pray bone biopsy on September 14 shows improvement enough so that if her doctors call for hip replacement it may be done successfully.
  • Marlene MacLeod – For relief of pain and healing of fractured ribs
  • Johnie Wright on the loss of his mother, Wilma Diemer

Continuing Prayers

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Earnie Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • Betty Smith has moved from the Mansions and is now at her previous assisted living address
  • Edna Smith at the Mansions. Visitors are appreciated.Please call ahead.
  • Stan Thomason – He enjoys hearing from CUC friends
  • Vince and Donna Grosse thank you for your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts being treated for pancreatic cancer.

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people.


Birthdays

  • Bill Scott – September 5
  • Virginia Hardy – September 5
  • Bob Carpenter – September 9

Anniversaries

  • -=None=-

New Address

Patsy and Bill Lanham wanted you to know that they have moved to their new home in Marlowe, off Neese Road in Woodstock. The new address has been updated in the CUC Contact List. They no longer have a landline so you can reach them on their cell phones. They are still moving clothes, etc., but their furniture and Bill’s workshop are moved. Their Bradshaw Home closes Sept 24th.


Cart Greeter Ministry

Fellow CUCers: The church is starting a Cart Greeter Ministry and in order for this ministry to work, we need friendly faces as drivers for the carts. We will be the friendly face our members and visitors see before they even enter a building.

There are 3 carts and 4 time slots each and every Sunday. If my math is correct, 12 drivers are needed each and every Sunday. We would ultimately like to have 24 drivers to staff odd and even months.

The time slots are: 8:45-9:05, 9:45-10:05, 11:00-11:20 and after 11:15 service. We will have routes for each cart so we are not wandering aimlessly through the campus and designated Cart Stops around the campus.

We also need someone to be responsible for cart maintenance. We are in the process of securing a permanent place for the carts in front of the C Building. This ministry is an Equal Opportunity Employer meaning we will accept men and women, must be 25 or older with a valid drivers license. Please email me and I will get you started right away. Thank you.

Sandy Griffin


From Jacob Crane

We are very excited for the return of our Wednesday Night Supper next Wednesday, September 8, 2021! Dinner will be in person each Wednesday from 4:30 PM -6:45 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Dinner will include: a full hot meal, featured salad bar, soup of the day, desserts, beverages, and plenty of FELLOWSHIP! Pre-orders are available online or you can pay in person at the door. Cost is $8.00 per adults and children 13+. ($5.00 for Soup, Salad and Dessert Only.)

We are very excited to get our Wednesday Night Suppers back up and running next week here at RUMC! We are in the process of building our Wednesday Night Hospitality Team back up. I have created a Sign Up Genius and broken each volunteer role up into two shifts so that nobody feels like that they have to be working the whole time they are here on any given Wednesday Night. You are more than welcome to sign up for double shifts as you see fit!

Here is the link to the Wednesday Night Volunteer Sign Up Genius page:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4ba9a822a20-wednesday

I hope you can all make it out whether choosing to volunteer or just being here for good food and great fellowship! Please let me know if you would like to volunteer but have trouble navigating the Sign Up Genius; I would be more than happy to sign up for you if needed. Many Blessings to you all; looking forward to seeing you all soon! Jacob Crane

RUMC Weekly Take Home Menu

September 7th and September 9th

  • Tuesday: Beef & Pork Bell Pepper casserole, Black Bean and Corn Salsa, Fresh Tortilla Chips.
  • Thursday: Chicken and Ham Pasta Cordon Bleu w/ Garlic Parmesan Cabbage, Yeast Roll.

Our Current Selection of Frozen Meals…First Come First Serve! Check back later in the week for more options!

Frozen Meals $5

  1. Mac and Cheese
  2. Brown Sugar Pork Loin w/ Rice Pilaf

Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10)

  1. Vegetable Minestrone
  2. Brunswick Stew

CUC Christmas Party – planning ahead!

MariAnna Brown reports that we will be beginning our sign up for the CUC Christmas Party which is planned to be held December 7, 2021 at 6:00 pm at the Metropolitan Club, 5895 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta. The cost will be $45 per person if we have 60-79 guests. Payment must be received by November 7. Checks should be made payable to CUC and put Christmas Party on the memo line. If you signed up in the spring, please confirm that you still plan to attend.


Support for Our Missions:

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses! Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile. Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.


CUC President’s Message, Labor Day 2021

In 1894 Congress made Labor Day a legal holiday to honor the American worker, demonstrating the priority Americans place on work and workers.

And work – for the good of man and the glory of God – is also Biblical.

Throughout, the Bible extols work:

The work of God for mankind: 8:28 (NIV): “And in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose;

And the work of God’s people to His glory: Colossians 3:23 (NIV) Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.
Enjoy a blessed Labor Day weekend!

Sandy Martin


  • October 10,11,12 – CUC Retreat at Hiawasee
  • October 11 – Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament
  • December 7 – CUC Christmas Party


CUC Newsletter – August 27. 2021

Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Sunday, August 29, 2021

A Glimpse at the Gospel of John

Mark Kramer will be the CUC speaker this week. He is a long-time member of the Berean Class and a Stephen Minister. His title will be “A Glimpse at the Gospel of John (and the Good News for All)” His scripture references will be John: 20:30-31, 3:16, 6:28-29, 6:40, 10:10, 15:11, 16:33.

Note: Remember we are now beginning our CUC class promptly at 9:45 rather than 10:00 and end at 10:45 in order to give us more time to get to the 11:15 church worship in the sanctuary.


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, August 22

     Members  60
     Visitors  1
     Speakers  2
     Zoom     15
     Total    78

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. It is good to be together again face to face, but thank goodness for Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home!


Attendance Register for CUC Class

We are now signing an attendance sheet passed in class. If you are attending by Zoom be sure that you register your attendance to show participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. Go online to: http://www.rumc.com/connect-card to register


Murphy-Harpst Donations

Thank you, CUC Class, for your generous donation made to Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center last Sunday. Pam Kramer and Chanel Strange presented pertinent information about this residential treatment facility. We learned its history, its affiliation with the Methodist denomination, its services for young people living there, its plans for the future.

One pressing need is a fire escape stairway for the third floor of the oldest building (1924) located on campus. A fire escape stairway is required by the fire marshall in order for that third floor to be used. The special collection last Sunday in CUC for Murphy-Harpst netted $589. A check for $600 has been sent to the Murphy-Harpst Children’s Home in Cedartown with Project Fire Escape Stairway written on the notation line to be used for this special fire escape project.

Charlie Mason reports that so far this fiscal year (September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021) CUC has contributed a total of $5,775 to Murphy-Harpst. Thanks again!


President’s Message:

From Sandy Martin

HOW HAPPINESS HAPPENS: ENCOURAGEMENT

Intentional encouragement has a “Michelangelo impact” on people. The sculptor saw the figure of David within the marble and carved it out. The encourager does the same. He sees your best self and he calls it out, not with a chisel, but with words of affirmation. This is how happiness happens.

Max Lucado: “How Happiness Happens”


CUC Wednesday Night Dinner

We had 30 diners at the Peach & the Porkchop in the finale CUC dinner for the summer. We enjoyed dining at 13 different restaurants this summer. Thanks to Larry and Ann Douglas who have coordinated the 2021 summer CUC dinners out.


Family Promise Responses

Thanks to CUC members who responded to Family Promise needs this past week. Meals were provided and there was a donation from the CUC treasury.


  • Dick Anthony – still at Northside Hospital, Cherokee being treated for multiple blood clots
  • Margie Avery – expecting discharge from Northside Hospital, Sandy Springs and making plans for continuing transportation for daily treatment and round-the-clock care. Needing prayer and appreciating phone calls
  • Sister Backus– for relief of increased back pain
  • Marlene MacLeod – For relief of pain and healing of fractured ribs

Continuing Prayers

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Earnie Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • Betty Smith at the Mansions
  • Edna Smith at the Mansions. Visitors, with call ahead, are appreciated.
  • Stan Thomason – He enjoys hearing from CUC friends
  • Vince and Donna Grosse thank you for your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts being treated for pancreatic cancer.

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people.


Birthdays

  • Sharon Erdman – Aug 31
  • Ann Douglas – Sept 1
  • LaVerne Lamb – Sept 3

Anniversaries

  • Jeannie and Jim Ehlers – Sept 2, 1967 -Virginia Beach, VA – 54 years!
  • Lynda and Bob Leckie – Sept 2, 1962 – Blackshear, GA- 59 years!
  • Gloria and Jack Stadler – Sept 4, 1954 -Gibsonville , NC – 67 years!!

From Jacob Crane

I hope you have all had a wonderful past week! We had a great week of Service here at RUMC, serving 226 Hot Meals and 140 Frozen Meals to this community! We have one more week before we start back our Wednesday Night Supper in the Fellowship Hall. Please continue to spread the message that we are here to Serve!

RUMC Weekly Take Home Menu -August 31 and September 2

  • Tuesday: Spaghetti and Meatballs w/ Basil Marinara, Caesar Salad, Garlic Bread.
  • Thursday: Brown Sugar Crusted Pork Loin, Herbed Rice Pilaf, Carrot Souffle, Yeast Roll.

Our Current Selection of Frozen Meals…First Come First Serve!

Frozen Meals $5

  1. Sliced Turkey and Cranberry w/ Herbed Stuffing and Gravy
  2. Chicken Parmesan
  3. Chicken Fried Rice
  4. Mac and Cheese
  5. Turkey Noodle Casserole
  6. Corned Beef and Potato Hash
  7. Country Fried Steak w/ Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10)

  1. Beef and Barley Soup
  2. Vegetable Minestrone

CUC Christmas Party – planning ahead!

MariAnna Brown reports that we will be beginning our sign up for the CUC Christmas Party which is planned to be held December 7, 2021 at 6:00 pm at the Metropolitan Club, 5895 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta. The cost will be $45 per person if we have 60-79 guests. Payment must be received by November 7. Checks should be made payable to CUC and put Christmas Party on the memo line. If you signed up in the spring, please confirm that you still plan to attend.


Support for Our Missions:

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses! Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile. Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.


Calendar

  • September 8th – RUMC WNO dinners restart
  • October 10,11,12 – CUC Retreat at Hiawasee
  • October 11 – Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament
  • December 7 – CUC Christmas Party


CUC Newsletter – August 20, 2021

1 Thessalonians 5:11

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.


Sunday, August 22, 2021

Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center

We are pleased to welcome Pamela Kramer and Chanel Strange as our speakers this Sunday. These two members of the staff at Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center will present its history and mission, COVID challenges and program updates, success with support, and future opportunities. For several years Pam has made suggestions about Christmas gifts for residents and greeted us at the birthday party we host every February. Sunday will be our opportunity to meet Chanel.

Note: Remember we are beginning our CUC class promptly at 9:45 rather than 10:00 and end at 10:45 in order to give us more time to get to the 11:15 church worship in the sanctuary.


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, August 15:

Members 64
Teacher  1
Visitors 4
Zoom    21
Total   90

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. It is good to be together again face to face, but thank goodness for Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home!


Attendance Register for CUC Class

We are now signing an attendance sheet passed in class. If you are attending by Zoom be sure that you register your attendance to show participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. Go online to: http://www.rumc.com/connect-card to register


CUC Wednesday Night Dinner

CUC will dine this week at Peach & the Porkchop, 12040 Etris Rd., Roswell at 5:30pm on August 25. We enjoyed the company of 21 CUCers at the Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub this past week. The Summer Dinner Out Signup sheet will be passed at Sunday School. If you don’t sign up and can attend or you sign up and can’t attend, please notify Larry Douglas by noon Tuesday.


President’s Message:

Sandy Martin

The Proper Posture of Prayer

“The proper way for a man to pray,”
Said Deacon Lemuel Keys,
“The only proper attitude
is down upon his knees.”
“No, I should say, the way to pray,”
Said Reverend Doctor Wise,
“Is standing straight with outstretched arms
And rapturous upturned eyes.”
“It seems to me his hands should be
Devoutly clasped in front,
With both thumbs pointing t’ward the ground,”
Said Reverend Doctor Blunt.
“Last year I fell in Bartlett’s well
Head first,” said Cyrus Brown.
“With both my heels asticking up,
My head a’pointing down.
And I made a prayer right then and there,
Best prayer I ever said—
The prayerest prayer I ever prayed
Was standing on my head.”
God listens no matter how, where or when we pray!


  • Dick Anthony – was admitted to Northside Hospital, Cherokee Wednesday with blood clots in his leg
  • Margie Avery at Northside Hospital, Sandy Springs being treated for post op complications related to infection.
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain
  • Susan Emmons – for her high blood pressure to get under control
  • Marlene MacLeod – For relief of pain and healing of fractured ribs
  • Diane Stephens – She says,“Thank you everyone for your prayers, calls and cards!
  • I got my final test result from surgery and Chemo will not be needed. Will be starting radiation around Labor Day.”
  • Bev Tatom on her diagnosis of macular degeneration

Continuing Prayers

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Earnie Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • Betty Smith at the Mansions
  • Edna Smith at the Mansions. Visitors, with call ahead, are appreciated.
  • Stan Thomason – He enjoys hearing from CUC friends
  • Vince and Donna Grosse thank you for your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts being treated for pancreatic cancer. She is doing well and appreciates your prayers.

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people.

Thanksgiving

  • From Mary Kay Mills: Good news about my bone biopsy: With the help of the good Lord and all the CUC prayer warriors, there was no sign of any additional cancer cells at this time, I feel so blessed; your love & support have made all the difference.
    My Christian Love to all, Mary Kay

Birthdays

  • Fred Brown – Aug 28

Anniversaries

  • Judy & Sieg Hoogstraal – August 23, 2008-Ashville, NC – 13 years
  • Martha Jane & Charlie Mason – August 24, 1968 -Atlanta, GA – 53 years!
  • Garlinn & Mike Story – August 28, 1969- Portland , OR – 52 years!

From Jacob Crane

We have had an amazing week here in the RUMC Kitchen! We started the week off Serving over 300 meals on Sunday for the Back to Church and School BBQ; it was a beautiful day and everybody seemed to have a great time listening to music and enjoying fellowship!

Today we had to cancel our Alive in Roswell event due to the rain coming in, but it held off long enough for us Serve up 175 hot meals in 2 hours! Overall this week we have been able to provide over 600 Hot meals and close to 150 frozen meals to our community! What a blessing it has been to be able to provide for others. Next week’s menu is attached; we are hoping to have another great week!

RUMC Weekly Take Home Menu

August 24th and August 26th

  • Tuesday: Chicken Fried Rice, Roasted Asian Vegetable Medley, Egg Roll.
  • Thursday: Country Fried Steak w/ Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Stewed Peas and Corn, Buttered Biscuit.

Our Current Selection of Frozen Meals…First Come First Serve!

Frozen Meals $5

  1. Sliced Turkey and Cranberry w/ Herbed Stuffing and Gravy
  2. BBQ Trio Plate…Pork/Brisket/Mac and Cheese
  3. Chicken Parmesan

Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10)

  1. Brunswick Stew
  2. Beef and Barley Soup

Wednesday Night Supper will resume on September 8, 2021 in the Fellowship Hall!
Be on the lookout for announcements and menus. We hope to see you all here!


Support for Our Missions:

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!
Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile.
Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.


  • October 10,11,12 – CUC Retreat at Hiawasee
  • October 11 – Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament
  • December 7 – CUC Christmas Party


CUC Newsletter – August 13, 2021

Be joyful in hope; patient in affliction; faithful in prayer. 

Romans 12:12  (NIV) 


Sunday, August 15, 2021

Note: Remember that  starting this  Sunday, our  CUC class  will  begin promptly at 9:45  rather  than 10:00 and  end at 10:45 in order to give  us more time to get to the 11:15 church worship in the sanctuary.


A Brief History of Religion in America

We are pleased to again have Dean Tucker to be our speaker this  Sunday. His topic will be a “A Brief History of Religion in America-Part  2.” 

Dean and family have been members of RUMC for 37 years in the BYKOTA class. He has an extensive professional resume including being a professor at Oglethorpe.


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, August 8

Members   59

      Visitors 1

      Teacher 1

       Zoom   24

         Total 85

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom

It is good to be together again face to face, but thank goodness for Zoom for  those of CUC who prefer to stay at home!


Attendance Register for CUC Class

We are now signing an attendance sheet passed  in class. If you  are  attending by Zoom be sure that you register your attendance to show participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. Go online to: www.rumc.com/connect-card to register


Back to Church Sunday!

Sunday, August 15th is Back to Church and School BBQ on the Commons (12:00 -2:00 pm). 

RUMC’s many ministries will have tents set up so that interested folks can stop by and learn more about each ministry’s activities and opportunities.  For those who wish to eat indoors, there will be tables and chairs set up in the Seekers Sunday School classroom. 

IF IT RAINS, the event will be moved inside to our CUC classroom.  Jacob would appreciate help from the CUCers to quickly put out tables and chairs if we have to move inside.  Any and all help will be appreciated if we have to convert our classroom to the event room as time will be short.


Welcome Our Newest Class Member

We are happy that Julia  Wilson  has  joined  CUC.


CUC Wednesday Night Dinner

CUC has a dinner reservation on August 18 at 5:30pm at the Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub, 12650 Crabapple Rd., Milton. We had 24 members dine at Paradise Grill last  week.  The Summer Dinner Out Signup sheet will be passed at Sunday School. If you don’t sign up and can attend or you sign up and can’t attend, please notify Larry Douglas by noon Tuesday.


President’s Message:

On behalf of the entire CUC class, thank you Fred and all of your committee chairs and committee members, for navigating us through the unique and trying circumstances of Covid in 2020-2021!   Under Fred’s able leadership every committee demonstrated incredible resilience and dedication to keeping us engaged with each other despite overwhelming challenges.  Compassion and service are always hallmarks of CUC, and during the 2020-2021 year those qualities shown even brighter. 

We would be remiss if we did not extend a special thank you to our technical team, Doug TatomGeorge WaiteGene Osborn and Don McNew, who learned a lot of new and challenging things on the fly to make it possible for us to continue to meet, to learn, and to share our concerns, thanksgivings, needs, hopes, fears, ideas and love via zoom during these difficult months. 

Thanks to everyone for an amazing response to an almost unbelievable year of crisis!  Thanks to all of you who have agreed to continue on as committee chairs and members!  Thanks to those of you who are new volunteers for CUC!  And if you haven’t volunteered for something but would like to, please do so at any time.  We can never have too much help! 

And now, let’s start looking forward to 2021-2022 when we can once again be together in service and fellowship in the name of Jesus Christ!  God bless CUC!

Sandy Martin


Let’s Go!! RUMC to visit the Biblical History Center

Date: Friday, August 27.

This archaeological museum explores daily life in ancient times and brings the words and stories of the Bible to life for visitors. As one earlier RUMC visitor stated, “I learned more here in one day than I learned on a two week visit to Israel!” Depart RUMC by motor coach at 8:15 a.m. with return approximately 4:30 p.m.

Select one of the two different tours available:- The Garden Tour, a docent-led tour through the Life of the Shepherd, Life of the Farmer, and Life of the Village areas in the Archaeological Replica garden or – The “l Am” Tour, a docent-led tour of the garden, focusing on replicas giving us deeper understanding of the meaning of the “I Am” sayings of Jesus in the Gospel of John. Depart RUMC by motor coach at 8:15 a.m. with return approximately 4:30 p.m.

Each tour includes a guided visit to the Artifact Gallery, which displays over 250 ancient artifacts on loan from the Israeli Antiquities Authority, all shown in a contextual setting.

Both tour groups will enjoy a biblical meal in authentically designed meal rooms, enjoying food very similar to that Jesus and his disciples would have shared at the Last Supper.

$60/person includes transportation, tours, and meal. Register at http://www.rumc.com/adults/ (scroll down below all the study/group options). Limited space available, so register soon


  • Margie Avery – released Tuesday from hospital and transferred to Salude in Suwanee for rehab.  She thanks you for all the prayers
  • Susan Emmons-for her high blood pressure to get under control
  • Diane Stephens as she continues radiation

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony– as he continues to deal with health problems
  • Sister Backus– with continuing back problems and Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Mary Kay Mills– as she continues to recover from her bout with leukemia
  • Earnie  Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • Betty Smith at the Mansions
  • Edna Smith as she adjusts  to residency at the Mansions. Visitors, with call  ahead, are appreciated.
  • Stan Thomason – He enjoys hearing from CUC friends
  • Vince and Donna Grosse thank  you for your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts being  treated  for pancreatic  cancer. She  is  doing  well and  appreciates  your prayers.

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people.


Birthdays

  • Shaw Skillings—Aug 17
  • John Phelps—Aug 18

Anniversaries

  • Sue and Hugh Gardner—August 15, 1970 – Watertown, NY – 51  years

From Jacob Crane

The RUMC Hospitality team will be back in the kitchen this week preparing convenient, delicious, affordable meals, and we plan to continue these meals every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM. You can pick up meals at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall.

RUMC Weekly Take Home Menu 17th and August 19th 

Tuesday: Oven Roasted Turkey Breast w/Cranberry Sauce, Herbed Stuffing, Roasted Vegetables, Yeast Roll.

Thursday: Chicken parmesan w/ Spaghetti Marinara, Caeser Salad, Garlic Bread.

Our Current Selection of Frozen Meals…First Come First Serve!

Frozen Meals $5

1. Macaroni and Cheese

2. Beef Stroganoff w/ Egg Noodles

3. Jerk Chicken Wings w/ Rice Pilaf

4. Pesto Chicken and Broccoli Pasta Alfredo

5. Cheesy Beef Enchiladas w/ Black Beans and Rice

Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10)

6. Chicken and Dumpling Soup

7. Beef and Barley Soup


Support for Our Missions:

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses! Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile. Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.


  • August 14 – 2021 HomeStretch Road Race
  • September 8 – RUMC WNO  restarts
  • October 10,11,12– CUC Retreat at Hiawasee
  • October 11– Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament
  • December 7 – CUC Christmas Party


CUC Newsletter – August 6, 2021

John 10:10 “The thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy; I (Jesus) have come that they might have life, and might have it more abundantly. ESV


Sunday, August 8, 2021

What’s New at the Biblical History Center

Scott Dickson will be our speaker on Aug. 8. His topic will be “What’s new at the Biblical History Center” which is in La Grange, GA. And he will use this as scripture: So Jesus spoke again, “I assure you that I am the gate of the sheep. All who came before me were thieves and outlaws, but the sheep didn’t listen to them. I am the gate. Whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out and find pasture. The thief enters only to steal, kill, and destroy. I came so that they could have life—indeed, so that they could live life to the fullest. John 10.7-10 (CEB)


John 10:10 “The thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy; I (Jesus) have come that they might have life, and might have it more abundantly. ESV

 Sunday, August 8, 2021

What’s New at the Biblical History Center

Scott Dickson will be our speaker on Aug. 8. His topic will be “What’s new at the Biblical History Center” which  is  in  La  Grange, GA.  And he will use this as scripture: So Jesus spoke again, “I assure you that I am the gate of the sheep. All who came before me were thieves and outlaws, but the sheep didn’t listen to them. I am the gate. Whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out and find pasture. The thief enters only to steal, kill, and destroy. I came so that they could have life—indeed, so that they could live life to the fullest. John 10.7-10 (CEB)

CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, August 1

Members 79

Visitors 3

Teacher 1

Zoom  14

 Total 97

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom

It is good to be together again face to face, but thank goodness for Zoom for  those of CUC who prefer to stay at home!


Attendance Register for CUC Class

We are now signing an attendance sheet passed  in class. If you  are  attending by Zoom be sure that you register your attendance to show participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. Go online to: www.rumc.com/connect-card to register


CUC Wednesday Night Dinner

We were treated superbly at Altobelli’s last  Wednesday (39 CUCers).

CUCers will dine in Paradise at a popular East Cobb Mexican themed restaurant at 5:30pm on August 11. Paradise Grill is located at 3605 Sandy Plains Rd., Marietta 30066 – next to Publix at  intersection of Shallowford Rd. & Sandy Plains Rd..

The Summer Dinner Out Signup sheet will be passed at Sunday School. If you don’t sign up and can attend or you sign up and can’t attend, please notify Larry Douglas by noon Tuesday.


Let’s Go!! RUMC to visit the Biblical History Center

Date: Friday, August 27.

This archaeological museum explores daily life in ancient times and brings the words and stories of the Bible to life for visitors. As one earlier RUMC visitor stated, “I learned more here in one day than I learned on a two week visit to Israel!” Depart RUMC by motor coach at 8:15 a.m. with return approximately 4:30 p.m.

Select one of the two different tours available:- The Garden Tour, a docent-led tour through the Life of the Shepherd, Life of the Farmer, and Life of the Village areas in the Archaeological Replica garden or – The “l Am” Tour, a docent-led tour of the garden, focusing on replicas giving us deeper understanding of the meaning of the “I Am” sayings of Jesus in the Gospel of John. Depart RUMC by motor coach at 8:15 a.m. with return approximately 4:30 p.m.

Each tour includes a guided visit to the Artifact Gallery, which displays over 250 ancient artifacts on loan from the Israeli Antiquities Authority, all shown in a contextual setting.

Both tour groups will enjoy a biblical meal in authentically designed meal rooms, enjoying food very similar to that Jesus and his disciples would have shared at the Last Supper.

$60/person includes transportation, tours, and meal. Register at http://www.rumc.com/adults/ (scroll down below all the study/group options). Limited space available, so register soon


CUC President’s Message

Growing UP
by Kerryn Smith

“Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord. Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications!” (Psalm 130.1-2)

“Grow up!” Have you ever said that to a child? I have been guilty of telling my children to grow up when they became frustrated, crying about something they should have been able to do by themselves. We tell our children to grow up because we want them to become independent.

While we expect our children to become more independent and to run to us less for help as they mature, God wants just the opposite of his children. A mature child of God is not someone who runs less to God; a mature Christian runs to God more. God tells us to grow up. We do this when we cry more and rely more on him.

We can become irritated when our children cry for help. God, on the other hand, loves it when his children cry for help. He doesn’t mind what time of day it is or even if we cry to him about the same thing over and over. God commands us to pray this way. This helps me to appreciate when my children run to me, giving me patience and a greater willingness to listen.

How often do we cry to the Lord? Do we cry to him only when all else has failed? Let us grow up and turn to God with all our concerns.


Things to remember:

  •   Aug 13-Friday on the Commons
  •   Aug 15-Big Sunday at RUMC-Lunch after the service
  •   Sep 5- 1st Sunday Communion Services in the chapel at 8:30 AM
  •   Sep 8- Prime Time Singers group is starting back-rehearsal starts at 11 AM

  See you in person on Sunday!

God Bless,
Fred


  Prayer Requests

  • Margie Avery for relief of  pain following surgery Thursday.Pray for her to be pain free and that this clears up her cancer.  She  will  be  going to rehab for  several  weeks for her recovery.
  • Diane Stephens as she  has continues radiation

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony– as he continues to deal with health problems
  • Sister Backus– with continuing back problems and Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Mary Kay Mills– as she continues to recover from her bout with leukemia
  • Earnie  Robertson  at Vickory Rose
  • Betty  Smith at the Mansions
  • Edna Smith as she adjusts  to residency at the Mansions. Visitors, with  call  ahead, are appreciated.
  • Stan Thomason – He enjoys hearing from CUC friends
  • Vince and Donna Grosse thank  you for your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts being  treated  for pancreatic  cancerShe  is  doing  well and  appreciates  your prayers.

Answered Prayer

Regarding  the  prayer  request  in CUC  last  Sunday: The judge Tyler went before was lenient . He told Tyler he had faith in him based on the responses he received.  He also said “I don’t want to see you your face in any court”. Thank you all for your prayers and concerns on Tyler’s behalf.  Our God responds to prayers.  Love, Brenda  Burell

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved

ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people.


Birthdays

  • Sharon Schnakenberg– Aug 8
  • Jim Morman – Aug 11
  • Larry Douglas-Aug 12
  • Ann O’Meara – Aug 13
  • Gale Davis-Aug 14

Anniversaries

  • Norma and Dave Hills –  August 11, 1957, Hart, MI, 64 years!!
  • Ann and Don McNew— August 12, 1961,Ripley, WV, 60 years!
  • Myra & Julian Belote– Aug 12, 1989, Jacksonville,  FL, 32  years

From Jacob Crane

We are just finishing up a great week here in the RUMC kitchen. We were able to Serve 290 Hot meals this week to go along with around 115 Frozen meals! Thanks as always to all of you for your help getting the word out about this ministry. Please continue to spread the menu around as you see fit.

RUMC Weekly Take Home Menu

August 10th and August 12th 

  • Tuesday: Cheesy Beef Enchiladas, Mexican Rice Pilaf, Seasoned Black Beans.
  • Thursday: Pesto Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo, Cesear Salad, Garlic Bread.

 Our Current Selection of Frozen Meals…First Come First Serve!

Frozen Meals $5

1. Macaroni and Cheese

2. Beef Stroganoff w/ Egg Noodles

3. Jerk Chicken Wings w/ Rice Pilaf

Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10)

4. Chicken and Dumpling Soup

5. Beef and Barley Soup

6. Brunswick Stew


Support for Our Missions:

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses! Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile. Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.


  • August 14 – 2021 HomeStretch Road Race
  • September 9th RUMC WNO  restarts
  • October 10,11,12– CUC Retreat at Hiawasee
  • October 11– Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament
  • December 7 – CUC Christmas Party

CUC Newsletter – July 30, 2021

And this is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the very commandment you have heard from the beginning, that you must walk in love. 2 John 1:6


Sunday, August 1, 2021

Am I Doing Enough?

We are pleased to have Phil Dodson as our speaker this Sunday. He will reference John 21:17. His title is “Am I doing enough?”. His discussion will include an update on how Lunches for Learning has had to adapt to a changing world in 2021.


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, July 25

Members 68
Visitors 3
Zoom 8
Total 79

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom.


Attendance Register for CUC Class

We are now signing an attendance sheet passed in class. If you are attending by Zoom be sure that you register your attendance to show participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. Go online to: http://www.rumc.com/connect-card to register


President’s Message

Transformed people transform people
By Peter Branjerdporn

“(God) did not discriminate between us and them, for he purified their hearts by faith.” (Acts 15.9)

In today’s passage the Apostle Peter responded to Jewish followers of Jesus who demanded that non-Jewish believers should practice all their laws also. He emphatically reminds the early Christians to remember that God loves everyone, including the Gentiles, not because of how good any of them are, but because of how good God is. God “made a choice” to accept all of us as we are without discrimination.

No one can follow the law perfectly. And, that’s the point of God’s love: while we were still ‘Gentiles’ God loved us first. It is only through Grace that any of us can know and be transformed by God. (v. 11) So when we seek to force upon others, especially those who are considered to be on the outside (such as people seeking asylum, people from the LGBTIQ+ community, First Nations peoples, the list goes on) the way we want them to live, are we not like those in Acts who fall into the trap of thinking that the law is what makes us God’s chosen people?

Lord, help us to be merciful and inclusive. May we extend the same grace shown to us in Christ Jesus to all others. Amen

I hope everyone had a great week. Just a reminder, 2nd Fridays on the Commons is Aug 13 at 5:30.

Aug 15 is a big day for CUC and the church. RUMC is hoping to get everyone back on campus. After church, lunch will be provided (more info to come).

Wednesday night suppers are scheduled to begin on September 9.

Cumming First UMC has a trip to the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum, Oct 5-8. As of July 28, they had about 20 spots that they are trying to fill. Contact Jeff Ross if you are interested.

See you on Zoom.

God Bless.

Fred


CUC Wednesday Night Dinner

CUC members will dine at Altobelli’s Italian restaurant, 3000 Old Alabama Rd., Alpharetta on August 4 at 5:30 pm. Todd Schnakenberg’s Family Tradition restaurant hosted 48 CUC diners providing excellent service and yummy food. Summer Dinner Out Signup sheet will be passed at Sunday School. If you don’t sign up and can attend or you sign up and can’t attend, please notify Larry Douglas by noon Tuesday.


Help With CUC Prayer Requests

Your CUC newsletter editor greatly appreciates updates to the CUC prayer requests. It is better to get too many emails than none at all to keep our prayer requests up to date. Please send any additions, changes, updates, or requests for removal from the prayer list to Sue Waite by Thursday evening of each week.


  • Margie Avery for relief of pain as she has further surgery this coming Thursday and then goes to rehab for several weeks for her recovery
  • Betty Smith at The Mansions
  • Diane Stephens as she has continues radiation

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems
  • Sister Backus – with continuing back problems and Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Mary Kay Mills – as she continues to recover from her bout with leukemia
  • Earnie Robertson as he adjusts to his new home at Vickory Rose
  • Edna Smith as she adjusts to residency at The Mansions. Visitors are appreciated (Try to call ahead as she goes to physical therapy).
  • Stan Thomason – He enjoys hearing from CUC friends

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people.


Birthdays

  • Bill Lanham – Aug 1
  • Dave Wistrand – Aug 1
  • Earnie Robertson – Aug 5

Anniversaries

  • =none=-

From Jacob CraneWeekly Meals

We had another busy week here in the kitchen, Serving up 268 Hot Meals and 107 Frozen Meals! Thanks again to each of you for helping to spread word of our ministry efforts. We have a couple of really nice meals planned for next week and the menu is attached. Please share the menu as you see fit.

August 3rd and August 5th

  • Tuesday: Brown Sugar Glazed Pork Loin w/ Vanilla Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Sauteed Green Beans, Buttered Yeast Roll.
  • Thursday: Beef Stroganoff over Buttered Egg Noodles, Roasted Vegetables, Buttered Yeast Roll.

Our Current Selection of Frozen Meals…First Come First Serve!

Frozen Meals $5

  1. Macaroni and Cheese
  2. Roasted Turkey Breast w/ Herbed Stuffing and Gravy
  3. Braised Beef Ragu
  4. Carrot Souffle w/ Pecan Topping
  5. Chicken Pot Pie

Support for Our Missions:

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses! Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile. Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.


  • August 13 – 5:30 – 2nd Friday on the Commons
  • August 14 – 2021 HomeStretch Road Race
  • September 9th – RUMC WNO restarts
  • October 10,11,12 – CUC Retreat at Hiawasee
  • October 11 – Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament
  • December 7 – CUC Christmas Party


CUC Newsletter – July 23, 2021

“I am leaving you with a gift: peace of mind and heart.

And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give.

So don’t be troubled or afraid.” John 14:27


Sunday, July 25, 2021

When Jesus Asks the Questions

We are pleased to have Debbie Goodwin teach the CUC class on 8/1.

Her title is: When Jesus Asks the Questions. Her scripture is “Then he asked them, ‘Where is your faith?” The disciples were terrified and amazed. Luke 8:25 NLT


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, July 18

Members 63

Zoom 8

Visitors 3 (including teacher)

Total 74

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. It is good to be together again face to face, but thank goodness for Zoom!


Attendance Register for CUC Class

We are now signing an attendance sheet passed in class.

Be sure that you register your attendance if you are Zooming to show participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. Go online to: www.rumc.com/connect-card to register


President’s Message

The Lord Is Near
A prayer by Pastor Chuck Swindoll

I called on Your name, O LORD, Out of the lowest pit.

You have heard my voice, “Do not hide Your ear from my prayer for relief,

From my cry for help.” You drew near when I called on You;

You said, “Do not fear!” (Lamentations 3:55–57)

Our Father, we find relief in knowing that You’re here. We talk to You as though You are sitting right next to us. For indeed, though we cannot see You, by faith we believe You’re here. You bring us such relief in life, our Father. We would be so lonely without You. The nights would linger interminably; the pressure would be more than we could bear. The tests would be incalculable were we on this journey alone. But thankfully we’re not.

You are here with us. And You are in control. We ask You to take every part of that which makes us who we are . . . our temperaments, our personalities, our gifts, our drives, our ambitions, our dreams, our failures, our hopes, our sorrows, our disappointments, and everything that makes up life for us. Take whatever we have, take whomever we love, take us wherever You find us, and let it all be set apart to You.

We ask You to take care of those people and situations that are beyond our ability to fix or change. Relieve our minds of the worry of it all, because, like thorns and briars that encroach upon a lovely garden and finally choke out its blooms, these things have a way of choking us so that we are unable to hear what You have to say.

We trust You to answer our prayer. In the merciful name of Jesus our Savior and our tender God we pray.

Amen.

I look forward to being with you on Zoom for the next two Sunday’s (25 July and 4 Aug). Remember, Sandy will introduce the incoming officers and committees for the coming Sunday School year. Please make an effort to be in class or on Zoom to show your support.

God Bless,
Fred


CUC Wednesday Night Dinner

This coming Wednesday, July 28, CUC will dine at Family Tradition, 7830 Hickory Flat Hwy, Woodstock, at 5:30 pm. We had 35 diners at Longhorn Steakhouse this past Wednesday. Summer Dinner Out Signup sheet will be passed at Sunday School. If you don’t sign up and can attend or you sign up and can’t attend, please notify Larry Douglas by noon Tuesday.


  • Margie Avery as she recovers from surgery
  • Edna Smith as she takes up residency at the Mansions
  • Earnie Robertson as he adjusts to his new home at Vickory Rose
  • Diane Stephens as she has radiation for breast cancer

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems
  • Sister Backus – with continuing back problems and Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Mary Kay Mills – as she continues to recover from her bout with leukemia
  • Stan Thomason – He appreciates hearing from CUC friends
  • Vince and Donna Grosse thank you for your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts being treated for pancreatic cancer. She is doing very well and appreciates your prayers.

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people.


Birthdays

  • Steve Covert – Jul 27
  • Frank Foil – Jul 30
  • Peggy McNay – Jul 31

Anniversaries

  • -=None=-

From Jacob Crane

We had a great week here around the RUMC kitchen! We Served 163 Hot Meals on Tuesday and another 82 Hot meals today. All together, we Served 245 Hot Meals and over 100 frozen meals this week! Looking forward to another great week next week. Please continue to pass our menu around anywhere you see fit.

RUMC Weekly Take Home Menu- July 27th and July 29th

  • Tuesday – Sliced Turkey Breast w/ Rosemary Gravy, Cornbread Dressing, Roasted Vegetable Medley, Buttered Yeast Roll.
  • Thursday – Braised Beef Ragu Pasta, Carrot Souffle, Buttered Yeast Roll.

Frozen Meals $5

  1. Macaroni and Cheese
  2. Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
  3. Chicken Pot Pie

Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10)

  1. Chicken Noodle Soup
  2. Loaded Potato Soup ( Say “Hi” to the CUC Car-hops as you pick up your meals!)

MUST Summer Lunch/Summer Grocery Program

See needs in RUMC weekly email.


Support for Our Missions:

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses! Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile. Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.


  • August 14 – 2021 HomeStretch Road Race
  • October 10,11,12 – CUC Retreat at Hiawasee
  • October 11 – Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament
  • December 7 – CUC Christmas Party


CUC Newsletter – Jul 16, 2021

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. (Psalm 23.1)


Sunday, July 18, 2021

RUMC Commons Revitalization

Jim Gebhardt will be the CUC speaker this Sunday. Jim is the chairman of the revitalization committee. He is a member of the Berean Class. The title of his presentation is “The Commons Revitalization Project.”


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, July 11

In class: 72 + 1 teacher

Zoom: 14 ( including 1 from France!)

Total:  87 (  including  3  visitors)

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom

It is good to be together again face to face, but thank goodness for Zoom!


Attendance Register for CUC Class

This week we will begin signing an attendance sheet to be passed in class.

Be sure that you register your attendance if you are Zooming to show participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. Go online to: http://www.rumc.com/connect-card to register


CUC Refreshments

A vote was taken in class and it was overwhelmingly decided to cease our previous tradition of having refreshments provided by CUC members each Sunday. We will pay out of our treasury for whatever the church provides in the way of light refreshments. (This may require a little extra in the collection basket.)


President’s Message
By Ann Joseph

Early in 2003 I lost four important men in my life: Uncle John Joseph (my husband’s namesake, his godfather and wise old mentor); my father-in-law Frank; my maternal grandfather Joe; and, then my darling Johnny, my husband of 20 years. Later that year our beautiful dog Shilo (who was a part of our family for 12 years) succumbed to cancer.

By the time Johnny died in April, I had mastered the art of writing eulogies and planning funerals and built some pretty good connections with clergy and funeral homes. Psalm 23 was always the scripture of choice: “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil, for you are with me.” Every single day someone’s loved one is lost and Psalm 23 gets a good old workout.

In these times of uncertainty and sadness when the news of people dying and suffering around the world is a constant (especially since the outbreak of COVID-19), we are reminded that we all have in our hearts and minds some form of pain hidden deep and ever present – some people experience some form of grief every single day. We must always remember that our dear Lord restores our soul, our faith and our heart, and with his goodness and mercy he brings healing and comfort and wraps us in his loving arms as, “He leads me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.”

Our Lord is always with me…remember that he is always with you, too.

It was great seeing everyone in person at CUC this past Sunday. We continue to grow in our in-person attendance with 72 including our visitors. That is the largest number since pre-COVID.

God Bless,
Fred


CUC Wednesday Night Dinner

This coming Wednesday CUC will dine at Longhorn Steakhouse, 900 Mansell Rd., Roswell at 5:30 pm.

We had 35 diners at Chicago’s this past Wednesday. Summer Dinner Out Signup sheet will be passed at Sunday School. If you don’t sign up and can attend or you sign up and can’t attend, please notify Larry Douglas by noon Tuesday.


  • Margie Avery – As she recovers from surgery
  • Betty Gay and her daughter Melissa as they move to Ohio to be near family.
  • Evelyn Hatfield on the loss of her brother Mack Watkins from Cartersville
  • Edna Smith as she recovers from blood clots and the effects of Parkinsons disease
  • Ann McNew as she deals with heart irregularity
  • Earnie Robertson as he adjusts to his new home at Vickory Rose
  • Diane Stephens as she begins radiation for breast cancer
  • David Howe, former CUC president, and wife Peggy. Dave has been at MDAnderson in Houston for 9 weeks, continuing fight against prostate cancer he has had since 2016. Peggy writes: We are both pleased to know he will be on the CUC prayer list as we know what wonderful prayer warriors are in that class.
  • Cheri Jorgenson, a volunteer at Job Networking Garage Sale now having chemo for a tumor in her stomach.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems
  • Sister Backus – with continuing back problems and Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Mary Kay Mills – as she continues to recover from her bout with leukemia
  • Stan Thomason – He appreciates hearing from CUC friends
  • Vince and Donna Grosse appreciate your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts.

Memorial Service

John Lemke’s memorial service will be held this coming Tuesday, July 20, at 10 a.m. in the RUMC Chapel. Burial will be held in Ohio at a later date.

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people.


Birthdays

  • PD May – Jul 18
  • Edna Smith – Jul 20
  • Kathy Carpenter – Jul 22
  • Linda Cantrell – Jul 22
  • Bettie Goss – Jul 23

Anniversaries

  • Shirley and PD May – July 19,1958 – Atlanta GA- 63 years!!

From Jacob Crane

The RUMC Hospitality team will be back in the kitchen this week preparing convenient, delicious, affordable meals, and we plan to continue these meals every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM all throughout July and August. See details in RUMC weekly email

Here is the menu for July 20th and July 22nd:

  • Tuesday: Sliced Roast Beef w/ Mushroom Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Peas and Corn, Buttered Yeast Roll.
  • Thursday: Chicken and Sausage Gumbo, Seasoned Rice, Fried Okra, Hush Puppies.

Our Current Selection of Frozen Meals…First Come First Serve!

Frozen Meals $5

  1. Macaroni and Cheese
  2. Chicken Cacciatore w/ Rice Pilaf
  3. Shepherd’s Pie

Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10)

  1. Chicken Noodle Soup
  2. Brunswick Stew

( Say “Hi” to the CUC Car-Hops as you pick up your meals!)


MUST Summer Lunch/Summer Grocery Program

See needs in RUMC weekly email.


Support for Our Missions:

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses! Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile. Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.


  • August 14 – 2021 HomeStretch Road Race
  • October 10,11,12 – CUC Retreat at Hiawasee
  • October 11 – Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament
  • December 7 – CUC Christmas Party


CUC Newsletter – Jul 10 – 2021

Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Psalm 105:1


Sunday, July 11, 2021

A Brief History of Religion in America

We are pleased to have Dean Tucker to be our speaker on 7-11.

His topic will be a “A Brief History of Religion in America.”

Dean and family have been members of RUMC for 37 years in the BYKOTA class.

He has an extensive professional resume including being a professor at Oglethorpe.


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, July 4

In class:49 (including 8 visitors)
Zoom: 15
Total: 64

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom

Be sure that you register your attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. Go online to: http://www.rumc.com/connect-card to register


An American Flag for CUC

On July 4th Independence Day Steve Covert gave CUC our own beautiful American Flag. We thank Steve for his generosity and appreciate his patriotism.


CUC Refreshments

A vote was taken in class and it was overwhelmingly decided to cease our previous tradition of having refreshments provided by CUC members each Sunday. We will pay out of our treasury for whatever the church provides in the way of light refreshments. (This may require a little extra in the collection basket.)


President’s Message

Pray for Our Nation
By Debbie McDaniel

“Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet.” – Isaiah 58:1

Sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin or how to pray. We just know we have a deep ache in our hearts that cries out for God’s mercy, and a longing to see him heal our land. And maybe other times we wonder how effective our prayers even are. Yet God is faithful, no matter how we feel, and over all that swirls around us in our nation today .He hears our prayers, He knows our needs. There’s great power in uniting together, turning our hearts towards God, and praying on behalf of our nation. Remember this powerful truth upon which this nation was founded. We are “One Nation Under God.” He is where our real hope is found, not in our leaders, not in our economy, not in the condition of our nation today, or any other day.

Dean Tucker will be our guest speaker this Sunday. Dean is married to Sara (Sally), they have two children Annie and Jonathan, and two granddaughters, Lydia Rose (11), and Adeline Elizabeth (8). Dean and Sally have been members of RUMC for 37 years and are members of the BYKOTA SS class.

Please add Dean and Sally to your prayer list. Sally fell on her face on the tennis court and suffered severe injuries to her mouth, teeth and face. She has had two oral surgeries and still has at least one more to go. So please pray for Sally, the doctors, and Dean as he travels back and forth between Roswell and Emory University Hospital.

I hope everyone enjoyed the 4th of July weekend. I look forward to seeing you in class this Sunday.

God Bless,
Fred


CUC Wednesday Night Dinner

WNO for July 14 will be at Chicago’s Restaurant, 4401 Shallowford Rd., Roswell at 5:30pm. Summer Signup sheet will be passed at Sunday school. If you don’t sign up and can attend or you sign up and can’t attend, please notify Larry Douglas: by noon Tuesday.


MUST Summer Lunch/Summer Grocery Program

The Summer lunch program begins again this Monday. See the RUMC Friday Blast for information.


  • Edna Smith as she recovers from blood clots and the effects of Parkinson’s disease at Salude Rehab in Suwanee
  • Ron Peterson as he has further tests to determine cause of passing out last week
  • Ann McNew as she deals with heart irregularity
  • Diane Stephens as she begins radiation for breast cancer
  • Cheri Jorgenson, a volunteer at Job Networking Garage Sale now having chemo for a tumor in her stomach.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony– as he continues to deal with health problems
  • Margie Avery – Continuing recovery from chemo and radiation and facing surgery.
  • Sister Backus – with continuing back problems and Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Mary Kay Mills– as she continues to recover from her bout with leukemia
  • Stan Thomason – He appreciates hearing from CUC friends
  • Vince and Donna Grosse appreciate your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts .

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people.


In Memory

Don’s Gay’s service at the National Cemetery will be July 13, 2021, 2:30 will be only for family few friends with no more than 20 people. There will be an open house this Sunday July 11, 2-4pm at the Gay’s home. The family asked that visitors wear masks.They will have some at the home if needed. They look forward to meeting their friends.


Birthdays

  • Craig Simons – July 11
  • Jack Stadler – July 15
  • Malone Dodson – July 15

Anniversaries

  • Donna and Vince Grosse – July 11, 1965-Scottsboro, AL-56 years!
  • Lenna and John Sharp– July 11, 1964- Mayoden, NC-57 years!
  • Betty and Larry Hunt – July 13, 1963-Opelika, AL-58 years!

From Jacob Crane
We will resume our Hot Lunches on Tuesday July 13th.


Support for Our Missions:

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses! Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile. Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.


  • August 14 – 2021 HomeStretch Road Race
  • October 10,11,12 – CUC Retreat at Hiawasee
  • October 11 – Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament
  • December 7 – CUC Christmas Party


CUC Newsletter – JUly 4, 2021

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord” (Psalm 33:12).


Sunday, July 4, 2021

A Brief History of God and Man

We are glad to have our own Tom Knight as our CUC speaker this Sunday.

The title of his lesson on Sunday will be “A brief history of God and man.” The scripture will be Acts 1:8: “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all of Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Steve Covert suggests that CUC members wear their colors as we gather to celebrate Independence Day.

CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, June 27
In class: 63 (including 4 visitors)

Zoom: 22
teacher: 1

Total: 86

This Sunday we will continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom

It is good to be together again face to face, but thank goodness for Zoom!

Be sure that you register your attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. Go online to: http://www.rumc.com/connect-card to register


President’s Message

Why do we celebrate the 4th of July?
By Billy Graham

July 4th commemorates the day in 1776 that our nation declared itself to be an independent nation, and no longer a colony of England. On that date, a number of our leading citizens signed what is known as the Declaration of Independence, stating our determination to become a free country.

Our independence did not come easily; only after several difficult years of war would it finally be won. Nor were our first years as a nation free from problems and controversies (as is still true). But our forefathers were determined to establish a free and democratic system of government, and the Declaration of Independence (together with our Constitution and the Bill of Rights) became the foundation for this. They have stood the test of time, and on July 4th we give thanks for the wisdom and faith and courage of those leaders.

Although it is not a religious holiday like Christmas or Easter, for many Americans July 4th is a time to reflect on God’s goodness to us as a nation. Molded into the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia (which proclaimed our independence) are these words from the Bible: “Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof” (Leviticus 25:10, KJV). Our legal system reflects our Judeo-Christian roots.

While we look with gratitude to the past on this July 4th, may we also look in faith to the future, and commit it and our lives to God and His will. The ancient words of the Psalmist are still true: “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord” (Psalm 33:12).

The kitchen will be closed this Sunday, so I will be bringing coffee and donuts. Going forward, Jeff Ross has given the green light for us to bring our own food each Sunday. So, we as a class need to decide if we want RUMC ( Jacob) to continue to provide sweets, or we return to assigning refreshments each week. I will ask for your vote on Sunday.

Look forward to Tom Knight’s message and seeing you in person on the 4th.

God Bless,
Fred


CUC Wednesday Night Dinner

21 CUC members enjoyed WNO at the Olive Garden, on June 30. No dinner is planned for July 7. We plan to continue CUC WNO’s into August.


MUST Summer Lunch/Summer Grocery Program

Just a quick reminder that the Summer Grocery Program will be CLOSED this Monday, July 5th for the holiday weekend. It will reopen on Monday, July 12th.


  • Edna Smith as she recovers from blood clots and the effects of Parkinsons disease at Salude Rehab in Suwanee
  • Ron Peterson who remains at Kennestone hospital for observation and tests to determine the cause of his passing out during his Covenant Group meeting last Wednesday. Also pray for Pat.
  • Diane Stephens as she begins radiation for breast cancer
  • Cheri Jorgenson, a volunteer at Job Networking Garage Sale now having chemo for a tumor in her stomach.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems
  • Margie Avery – Continuing recovery from chemo and radiation and facing surgery.
  • Sister Bachus – with continuing back problems and Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Mary Kay Mills – as she continues to recover from her bout with leukemia
  • Stan Thomason – He appreciates hearing from CUC friends
  • Vince and Donna Grosse appreciate your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts .

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people.


In Memory

Don’s Gay’s service at the National Cemetery will be July 13, 2021, 2:30 will be only for family few friends with no more than 20 people. There will be an open house Sunday July 11, 2-4pm at the Gay’s home. The family asked that visitors wear masks, They will have some at the home if needed. They look forward to meeting their friends.


Birthdays

  • -=none=-

Anniversaries

  • Ann and Larry Douglas – July 6, 1968 -St. Petersburg, FL- 53 years!

From Jacob Crane

Just an FYI reminder that the RUMC Kitchen will be closed for Hot lunches for the next two weeks.
We will resume our Hot Lunches on Tuesday July 13th.

We will be serving Cheeseburgers and Hot Dogs for Friday Night Out on the commons on July 9th at 5:00 PM. Bring the family and come enjoy some great food and fellowship here at RUMC!


40th Annual Patriotic Concert

The Annual RUMC Concert will once again be virtual this year. You may watch the concert any time from Friday, July 2 through Sunday July 4 at rumc.com/patriotic


Support for Our Missions:

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses! Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile. Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.


  • July 2-4 – Virtual 40th Anniversary RUMC Patriotic Concert
  • August 14 – 2021 HomeStretch Road Race
  • October 10,11,12 – CUC Retreat at Hiawasee
  • October 11 – Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament
  • December 7 – CUC Christmas Party


CUC Newsletter – Sunday, June 27, 2021

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Mark 11:24. NIV


Sunday, June 27, 2021

A New Beginning
We are pleased to again have Ron Greer, Director, Pastoral Counseling Service, Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, presents our lesson for this Sunday. His topic will be “A New Beginning.”

CUC Sunday School Class
CUC attendance Sunday, June 20
Zoom:22, Class:43, teachers: 2= Total: 67


Online Attendance Register for SS Classes

Be sure that you register your attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. Go online to: http://www.rumc.com/connect-card to register


Vice President’s Message

The sacrifice of Jesus Christ has made a true and meaningful connection with God possible for everyone. God invites the followers of Christ to boldly approach him with their praises, thoughts, needs, hurts, hopes, and requests. Please read passages where The Bible tells us how to pray:

  • Mark 11:24 With faith
  • Luke 18:1 Always
  • John 14:13 In the name of Christ
  • Acts 2:42 In community
  • Romans 8:26 With reliance on the Spirit
  • Thessalonians 5:17 Continually
  • Hebrews 4:16 Boldly
  • I John 5:14-15 In accordance with the will of God

From The Most Significant Teachings in the Bible

Sandy Martin


CUC Wednesday Night Dinner

CUC WNO will be at the Olive Garden, 905 Holcomb Bridge Rd., Roswell on June 30 at 5:30pm. Tom Knight is handling the reservation. We will have our usual sign up sheet on Sunday. Please contact him with any changes or additions as Larry & Ann Douglas will be out of state for 8 days. At this point no dinner is planned for July 7. We plan to continue WNO’s into August. We had 33 diners at Crabapple Tavern this past week. If you don’t sign up and can attend or you sign up and can’t attend, please notify Tom Knight by phone or e-mail by noon Tuesday.


MUST Summer Lunch/Summer Grocery Program

If you are out shopping and can pick-up a few items for us, that would be fantastic. You can drop-off items on Monday (6/28) 12:00-2:00 PM at Roswell United Methodist Church. Just drive-up to the double doors in front of the Fellowship Hall (back of the Building B), honk your horn and a volunteer will unload them from your car.

Here are our biggest needs: Box of cereal, Pasta (1 lb. package),Pasta sauce, Beans (dry/bagged),Rice (dry/bagged),Feminine hygiene products (pads preferred),Laundry detergent.

Volunteer shifts are available Mondays 12:00-2:00 PM and 4:00-7:00 PM. E-mail Scotty Brewington scotty@marketjet.com for more information.

To help purchase groceries and staples each week, you can make a monetary donation by going to this link (https://rumc.onlinegiving.org/donate/guest_donate?#!/#%2F) and selecting “MUST Summer Lunch/Summer Grocery Program” from the drop-down menu.


  • Edna Smith as she recovers from multiple blood clots
  • Diane Stephens who has been diagnosed with breast cancer
  • Prayers for Cheri Jorgenson, a previous volunteer at Job Networking ‘s annual Garage Sale, who has asked to be included in our prayer list after being critically ill with complications for several months and is now having chemo for a tumor in her stomach.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems
  • Margie Avery – Continuing recovering from chemo and radiation.
  • Sister Bachus – with continuing back problems and Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Mary Kay Mills- as she continues to recover from her bout with leukemia
  • Stan Thomason – He appreciates hearing from CUC friends
  • Vince and Donna Grosse appreciate your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts.

    Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people.

Birthdays

  • Dick Anthony – July 1

Anniversaries

  • Charlotte and Malone Dodson – June 28, 1959, Augusta ,GA – 62 years!!
  • Dee and Bill Scott – June 28, 1997- Roswell GA – 24 years
  • Nancy and Dave Wistrand – July 2, 1994-Roswell GA – 27 years

From Jacob Crane

Just an FYI reminder that the RUMC Kitchen will be closed for Hot lunches for the next two weeks. We will resume out Hot Lunches on Tuesday July 13th.

We will be serving Cheeseburgers and Hot Dogs for Friday Night Out on the commons on July 9th at 5:00 PM.

Bring the family and come enjoy some great food and fellowship here at RUMC!
40th Annual Patriotic Concert

The Annual RUMC Concert will once again be virtual this year. You may watch the concert any time from Friday, July 2 through Sunday July 4 at rumc.com/patriotic


Support for Our Missions:

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses! Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile. Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.


  • July 2-4 – Virtual 40th Anniversary RUMC Patriotic Concert
  • August 14 – 2021 HomeStretch Road Race
  • October 10,11,12- CUC Retreat at Hiawasee
  • October 11- Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament
  • December 7 – CUC Christmas Party


CUC Newsletter – June 18, 2021

Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.– Proverbs 17:6 [KJV]


Sunday, June 20, 2021

Simply Christian

Sally Dowland and Bob Fletcher will lead our class this Sunday completing their lessons on “Simply Christian”. This lesson series is based on the book Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense, by N.T. Wright.


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, June 13

Zoom:13, Class:68, teacher:1 = Total: 82

Thank goodness for Zoom! But it is good to see each other again face to face!

This Sunday we will continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom.


Online Attendance Register for SS Classes

Be sure that you register your attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet.

Go online to: www.rumc.com/connect-card to register


CUC President’s Message

Things That Seem Good By: Jennifer Waddle

So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate. – Genesis 3:6

As Eve gazed at the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden, it’s easy to understand why she was drawn to it. Delightful to the eyes and desirable for wisdom, it was too tempting to resist. Many of us can relate to Eve’s dilemma as we encounter things that seem good—too good to pass up. But in the end, some of those seemingly good things lead us away from the intended path God has for us. And, the delight of our eyes can leave us with a mess of unfavorable consequences.

The thing is, temptations that seem so good, often lose their appeal (and value) once you give in to them. That top-of-the-line vehicle depreciates the second you drive off the lot. And the hefty monthly payment soon becomes a burden you wish you didn’t have to carry. What seems so good at the moment almost always opens your eyes to the undesirable consequences that follow.

I wonder how many times Eve thought about that fateful moment in the garden. Did she and Adam lay awake at night, talking about how different things could have been—should have been? Genesis 3:6 describes the battle of the flesh—the tendency to follow our own desires. Yet, there was another element to Eve’s dilemma that happened right before she considered the forbidden fruit. The enemy slithered in without warning and disrupted her thoughts. As she went about her day, without a care in the world, the serpent swept in with a single question.The life of contentment Eve had was suddenly disrupted by a suggestion of doubt. And it’s no different for us. We go about our lives doing just fine until one thought, one question, one suggestion offers us something too good to pass up.

Eve’s story can be a guide for us; an example of how NOT to listen to the whisper of the enemy. Even when something seems so good, we can (and should) take a moment to pray and ask for God’s wisdom. His Spirit will either confirm that it is good, or He will open our eyes to the truth of the situation.

Imagine if Eve would have recognized Satan’s question as a diversion from the truth. If she would have stepped away from the situation and called out for God’s help, imagine what a different world it would be! The next time something seems too good to resist, allow yourself some space to ask for God’s direction. That is one good course of action you won’t regret.

Good news everyone-we are going to have Sunday School on the 4th of July. Tom Knight has volunteered to teach our lesson. Thank you Tom, and a special thanks to Don McNew for making this happen. I will be with you on Zoom this Sunday. We will be traveling back to GA on Sunday, 27 June, so Sandy will be in charge, I will see you live on July 4th.

God Bless,
Fred Brown


CUC Wednesday Night Dinner

Dinner venue for June 23 at 5:30pm is the Crabapple Tavern, 12350 Arnold Mill Rd. #6, Alpharetta, Ga 30004. We had 33 diners at Slopes’s BBQ this past week. Summer Signup sheet will be passed at Sunday school. If you don’t sign up and can attend or you sign up and can’t attend, please notify Larry Douglas by noon Tuesday.


Invitation from the Vice President:

Hello, CUCers! If you are not currently a CUC committee member – OR if you are already a committee member but are interested in doing something more or something different- please email, text or call me so we can get you set up to contribute your time and effort for the betterment of our class, our church and our community! We are filling committee positions right now for the 2021-2022 year so don’t wait!! We want to put your unique talents and abilities to work!! I’m eager to hear from you!

Sandy Martin


  • Edna Smith has been in ICU at Wellstar North Fulton with multiple blood clots in her legs and lungs
    She is now out of ICU and will be moving to a rehab facility. Pray for a good recovery.
  • Diane Stephens has been diagnosed with breast cancer- to meet with Dr’s next week for treatment options.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems
  • Margie Avery – Continuing recovering from chemo and radiation. From Margie: I want to thank my wonderful CUC class for all the many kindnesses expressed to me. These things have meant the world to me, especially since my surgery has been delayed until July 9. Please continue to pray for me. I hope to be back in CUC soon and active participate in CUC activities. God bless you all.
  • Sister Bachus – with continuing back problems and Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Mary Kay Mills – as she continues to recover from her bout with leukemia
  • Stan Thomason – He appreciates hearing from CUC friends.
  • Vince and Donna Grosse appreciate your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts .

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people.

Thanksgiving

  • Vince Grosse’s sister Deidra has been declared cancer-free! She thanks you for your prayers.

Birthdays

  • Mary Jennings – Jun 21
  • Lizann Gibson – Jun 25
  • Beverly Tatom – Jun 26
  • Evelyn Hatfield – June 26

Anniversaries

  • Cecelia and Bob Moore – June 20, 1970 – Camden SC, 51 years!
  • Patsy & Bill Lanham – June 20-,1964 – Knoxville, TN, 57 years!
  • Janet and Allen Buckley – June 22, 1991-Roswell,GA, 30 years!

From Jacob Crane

This week we served 180 Hot meals and 112 Frozen Meals; that is still a pace of almost 150 meals per day of Service! Please help spread the word that we are still here Serving delicious affordable meals for anybody in the community. The RUMC Hospitality team will be back in the kitchen next week preparing convenient, delicious, affordable meals, and we plan to continue these meals every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM all throughout June.

RUMC Weekly Take Home Menu :

June 22nd and June 24th

  • Tuesday: Chicken Parmesan w/ Spaghetti Marinara, Cheesy Flat Bread, Caesar Salad.
  • Thursday: Country Fried Steak w/ Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Biscuit.

Our Current Selection of Frozen Meals…First Come First Serve!

Frozen Meals $5

  1. Tuscan Sausage Tortellini
  2. Chicken Pot Pie
  3. Beef Stew w/ Herb Rice Pilaf
  4. Macaroni and Cheese
  5. Chorizo w/ Rice and Beans Note: Next week will be our last lunch services until July 13th. Frozen Meals will be available for purchase at the RUMC Kitchen if needed.

40th Annual Patriotic Concert

The Annual RUMC Concert will once again be virtual this year. You may watch the concert any time from Friday, July 2 through Sunday July 4 at:

rumc.com/patriotic


Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

Malone Dodson

The Malone Dodson Golf Tournament is scheduled for Monday, October 11th. This event raises funds for the RUMC Foundation. Of course that is the date of our CUC Retreat. They will need more “outside” volunteers on the day of the golf tournament and CUC’ers have often been some of the volunteers. If you are not attending the CUC retreat and would be willing to volunteer please contact Anne Bridges or Sue Whitton( rwwhitton@comcast.net) to be added to the volunteer list.


MUST Summer Lunch Program

If you are out shopping and can pick-up a few items for us, here is what we need. You can drop-off items (Monday) 12:00-2:00 PM. Just drive-up to the double doors in front of the Fellowship Hall, honk your horn and a volunteer will unload them from your car.

Box of cereal, Laundry detergent, Pasta (1 lb. package),Pasta sauce, Beans (dry/bagged),Rice (dry/bagged),Hot dogs/Hot dog buns ,Shredded cheese (1 package) or pack of American cheese., Fresh produce, Vegetable oil, Feminine hygiene products (pads preferred)

Volunteer shifts are available Mondays 12:00-2:00 PM and 4:00-7:00 PM. E-mail Scotty Brewington scotty@marketjet.com for more information.

To help us purchase groceries and staples each week, you can make a monetary donation by going to this link (https://rumc.onlinegiving.org/donate/guest_donate?#!/#%2F) and selecting “MUST Summer Lunch/Summer Grocery Program” from the drop-down menu.


Missions

Support for Our Missions: Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses! Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile. Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.


  • July 2-4 – Virtual 40th Anniversary RUMC Patriotic Concert
  • August 14 – 2021 HomeStretch Road Race
  • October 10,11,12 – CUC Retreat at Hiawasee
  • October 11 – Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament
  • December 7 – CUC Christmas Party


CUC Newsletter – June 11, 2021

And observe what the LORD your God requires: Walk in obedience to him, and keep his decrees and commands, his laws and regulations, as written in the Law of Moses. Do this so that you may prosper in all you do and wherever you go. I Kings 2:3


Sunday, June 13, 2021

The Battle for David’s Legacy

Jeff Ross will be our speaker this week. His topic will be “The Battle for David’s Legacy”. His lesson will be based on 1st Kings and 1st Chronicles.


CUC attendance Sunday, June 6

Zoom: 14, Class: 79, teacher: 1 = Total: 94 !

And our CUC treasury added $104 with our in-class collection.
We had 3 visitors (including Peter Oliver joining us on Zoom from France!)Thank goodness for Zoom! But it is good to see each other again face to face!

This Sunday we will continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom.


Come Back to Class!

Regarding the air quality information for all the RUMC facilities-Sanctuary, Chapel and Dodd Center. Enhancements to the air handling and filtration equipment made during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic brought the RUMC air quality up to or exceeding the same level of area hospitals. Think of that when considering whether or not you are ready to return to CUC or Church—the air in all our buildings is better than the air in your home, school or workplace!


Online Attendance Register for SS Classes

Be sure that you register your attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet.

Go online to: www.rumc.com/connect-card to register


CUC President’s Message

The Groaning of the Spirit
By Dean Peppe

We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. — Romans 8:26

Romans 8 speaks of a threefold groaning in our world.

The creation is groaning like a woman in childbirth to be set free from decay. Earthquakes and hurricanes ravage the earth. We cannot fish in many rivers because they are polluted. Our use of fossil fuels is ruining the ozone layer that protects us from excessive radiation from the sun. Can you hear the restless and anguished groans of creation?

Likewise, Spirit-filled believers are groaning. Cancer devastates our bodies. Racial injustice attacks our communities. The COVID-19 pandemic has disabled our nations and killed many, many people while increasing opportunities for abuse. Can you hear the grief-stricken sobs and cries of God’s people?

Along with us, the Holy Spirit is also groaning while interceding for us in ways that only God can understand. And the Spirit’s groaning changes everything, because it enables both creation and us to have hope and to wait patiently. Paul concludes that the creation waits expectantly for the children of God to be revealed, when it will be freed from its bondage to decay (Romans 8:19-21). Likewise, as Spirit-filled Christians, we hope for what we do not see and therefore wait patiently (8:25).

How are you doing as you groan over all the effects of sin in this world? Do you hear the Spirit groaning along with you? Groaning yet hopeful—that’s the life we have as God’s children on this earth.

It was great to see everyone this past Sunday. We have our internet service up and running-finally, so we should be able to join you from our Cabin. Please contact Sandy or me about serving as an officer or committee member for this coming year-starting on August 15, 2021.

God Bless,
Fred Brown


CUC Wednesday Night Dinner

Summer Wednesday Night Dinners for CUC members have resumed. We had 37 dining at Tai House this past Wednesday!

Slope’s BBQ at 34 E Crossville Rd., Roswell, is the venue for WNO, June 16, at 5:30pm. Signup sheet will be passed at Sunday school. If you don’t sign up and can attend or you sign up and can’t attend, please notify Larry Douglas by noon Tuesday.


Invitation from the Vice President:

Hello, CUCers! If you are not currently a CUC committee member – OR if you are already a committee member but are interested in doing something more or something different- please email, text or call me so we can get you set up to contribute your time and effort for the betterment of our class, our church and our community! We are filling committee positions right now for the 2021-2022 year so don’t wait!! We want to put your unique talents and abilities to work!! I’m eager to hear from you!

Sandy Martin


CUC Fall Retreat

We’re still hoping for more to sign up for our Fall Retreat in Young Harris/Hiawassee. It is going to be a great, fun, fall gathering of fellow CUCers so please consider joining us. Phone The Ridges at 888-834-4409 and mention code CUC 2021 to get our special rate of $149.48 and confirm your room. Call, text or email Gene Osborn with questions or just to let him know you plan to attend.


  • Margie Avery – Continuing recovery from chemo and radiation
  • Betty Gay and family on the passing Don
  • John Lemke – peace for his soul. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 20 at 10 a.m. in the RUMC Chapel. Burial will be held in Ohio at a later date.
  • Diane Stephens -asking for prayers for a biopsy on Friday.
  • Gwen Grant – having radiation for brain tumors

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony– as he continues to deal with health problems
  • Sister Bachus – with continuing back problems and Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Mary Kay Mills – as she continues to recover from her bout with leukemia
  • Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease.
  • Stan Thomason – He appreciates hearing from CUC friends.
  • Vince and Donna Grosse appreciate your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts and Vince’ sister Deidre. Both Susan and Deidra are awaiting decisions about their next treatment options.

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people.


Birthdays

  • -=none=-

Anniversaries

  • Beth and Bob Hamilton – June 17, 1961 – Pittsburg, PA – 60 years!!
  • Katherine and Craig Simons – June 17, 1967- 54 years!

From Jacob Crane

This week we Served over 270 Hot Meals and over 100 Frozen Meals in 2 days!
Friday Night… at 5:00 PM…Bring the Family and Enjoy Grilled Burgers, Hot Dogs, and Ice Cream on the Commons!! Great Food and Fellowship

RUMC Weekly Take Home Menu: June 15th and June 17th

  • Tuesday: Creamy Tuscan Sausage Tortellini, Garlic Bread, Chef Salad.
  • Thursday: Beef Stew, Herb Rice Pilaf, Roasted Garlic Butter Broccoli, Yeast Roll.

Our Current Selection of Frozen Meals…First Come First Serve!

Frozen Meals $5

  1. Hungarian Chicken Stew
  2. Macaroni and Cheese
  3. BBQ Pulled Pork w/ Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese
  4. Chorizo w/ Rice and Beans Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10)
  5. Vegetable Minestrone
  6. Brunswick Stew

40th Annual Patriotic Concert

The Annual RUMC Concert will once again be virtual this year. You may watch the concert any time from Friday, July 2 through Sunday July 4 at rumc.com/patriotic


Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

The Malone Dodson Golf Tournament is scheduled for Monday, October 11th. This event raises funds for the RUMC Foundation. Of course that is the date of our CUC Retreat. They will need more “outside” volunteers on the day of the golf tournament and CUC’ers have often been some of the volunteers. If you are not attending the CUC retreat and would be willing to volunteer please contact Anne Bridges or Sue Whitton (rwwhitton@comcast.net) to be added to the volunteer list.


Support for Our Missions: Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses! Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile.

Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.


  • July 2-4 – Virtual 40th Anniversary RUMC Patriotic Concert
  • July 17- RUMC Christmas in July
  • August 14 – 2021 HomeStretch Road Race
  • October 10,11,12- CUC Retreat at Hiawasee
  • October 11- Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament
  • December 7 – CUC Christmas Party


CUC Newsletter – June 4, 2021

Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve me against the wrath of my enemies; you stretch out your hand, and your right hand delivers me. Psalm 138.7


Sunday, June 6, 2021

Jesus and the Holy Spirit

This Sunday one of our favorite teachers, Bob Fletcher, will be continuing our lesson series on the book Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense, by N.T. Wright. His subject this week is on worship, prayer, and scripture.


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, May 30

Zoom: 18, Class70, Total: 88 !

Thank goodness for Zoom! But it is good to see each other again face to face!


Come Back to Class!

At the RUMC Men’s Breakfast this week Barney Borroughs explained to the group some air quality information for all the RUMC facilities-Sanctuary, Chapel and Dodd Center. Enhancements to the air handling and filtration equipment made during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic brought the RUMC air quality up to or exceeding the same level of area hospitals.

Think of that when considering whether or not you are ready to return to CUC or Church—the air in all our buildings is better than the air in your home, school or workplace!


Online Attendance Register for SS Classes

Be sure that you register your attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet.

Go online to: www.rumc.com/connect-card to register


CUC President’s Message

Second Sunday after Pentecost

“Bowing down in the Midst of Trouble” by Bowen Miller

“Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve me against the wrath of my enemies; you stretch out your hand, and your right hand delivers me.” (Psalm 138.7)

Not so long ago, I received a rather angry message from someone I respected. And, in that moment and the weeks that followed, I really struggled to know what to do with it. I was angry, upset, sad and I wanted to fight back, to make this person know the truth! I felt well in the midst of trouble. For me, the Psalms are a dance of human emotion and thought, unfiltered and raw. I can identify with that because that is the way I experience life. And this psalm is a beautiful example of a dance I need to do with myself when feeling the way I did when I received the message. Earlier in the Psalm it talks about bowing down, worshipping God. And, doing that “in the midst of trouble” is maybe one of the most difficult, but the most important things, I can do. I know, as I submit and bow down to God, as I re-engage with what Jesus has called me to, seeking to emulate His other-centered love, I start to let the pain sit and be still. Then the pain starts to remove its teeth and I stop having a tantrum about what I think is and isn’t fair. Then I can ask myself, “How do I understand and respond in a way that worships God?”As I seek to define myself in faithfulness to Jesus, I am reminded in these moments of pain how I am called to respond to and love people.

As you read this we will hopefully be in CO. Pray that technology works and we have a strong internet signal. If so, we will see you on Zoom.

God Bless,
Fred Brown


CUC Wednesday Night Dinner

Summer Wednesday Night Dinners for CUC members have resumed. We had 40 dining at Houcks this past Wednesday!

WNO dinner for Wed., June 9, at 5:30 pm, is at Thai House restaurant, 10930 Crabapple Rd., Roswell. Roswell. Signup sheet will be passed at Sunday school. If you don’t sign up and can attend or you sign up and can’t attend, please notify Larry Douglas by noon Tuesday.


CUC Fall Retreat

We’re still hoping for more to sign up for our Fall Retreat in Young Harris/Hiawassee. It is going to be a great, fun, fall gathering of fellow CUCers so please consider joining us. Phone The Ridges at 888-834-4409 and mention code CUC 2021 to get our special rate of $149.48 and confirm your room. Call, text or email Gene Osborn with questions or just to let him know you plan to attend.


  • Margie Avery – Continuing recovering from chemo and radiation
  • The Davis family on the loss of Bob Davis
  • Betty Gay and family on the passing Don
  • Bettie Goss – Continue to pray for her and family on their loss of John
  • John Lemke for recovery from massive stroke suffered earlier this week
  • Stan Thomason – as we remember Virginia at her memorial service this week
  • Gwen Grant – beginning radiation for brain tumors
  • Vince and Donna Grosse appreciate your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts and Vince’ Sister Deidre. Both Susan and Deidra are awaiting decisions about their next treatment options.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems
  • Sister Bachus– with continuing back problems and Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Mary Kay Mills – as she continues to recover from her bout with leukemia
  • Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease.

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people.


Thank You

From Lynn Adcock: Thank you for all of the support you have given me since Jim’s passing. The lunch for our family before the service was outstanding. It was nice to visit at the Knight‘s house after the service. Jim would have been so pleased. He loved all of you and I do too. Thanks for being so loving, kind and caring.


Virginia Thomason Memorial Service

Date: Monday, June 7
Time: 1 p.m.
The family will receive friends in the RUMC Parlor following the service.
Inurnment to follow the service in the Garden of Love.


Birthdays

  • Grady Phillips – Jun 7
  • Julianna Goodson -Jun 7
  • Terry Taylor-Jun 9
  • Jan Ligon – Jun 11

Anniversaries

  • Kris and Dave Taylor– June 9, 1968- West Point, NY -53 years!
  • Martha and Tom Knight -June 10, 1961-Macon, GA – 60 years!!

From Jacob Crane

We just finished up a steady first go around for our two day lunch service weeks. We Served 230 Hot Meals + 125 Frozen Meals this week; that’s an average of about 175 meals per day of Service! Thanks so much to all of you for keeping the community informed about this great ministry that RUMC is providing!

RUMC Weekly Take Home Menu

June 8th and June 10th

  • Tuesday: Chicken Pot Pie, Pickled Vegetable Salad, Yeast Roll
  • Thursday: BBQ Pulled Pork, Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese, Cole Slaw, Yeast Roll

Our Current Selection of Frozen Meals…First Come First Serve!

Frozen Meals $5

  1. Chorizo w/ Bean and Rice Pilaf
  2. Chicken Parmesan
  3. Macaroni and Cheese

Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10)

  1. Loaded Potato Soup
  2. Vegetable Minestrone

CUC Missions

Support for Our Missions: Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses! Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile.

Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.


  • August 14 – 2021 HomeStretch Road Race
  • October 10,11,12- CUC Retreat at Hiawasee
  • October 11- Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament
  • December 7 – CUC Christmas Party

Ed. Note: If you have a prayer request or an announcement to be included in the Friday email to the CUC members, please forward it to suewaite@bellsouth.net by Thursday evening. If there is an urgent request, we can distribute it also. There are many announcements that come from RUMC weekly. If you feel any specifically should be included in this CUC newsletter please let Sue know.



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